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357%
Raised
£1,071,850
Investors
1113
Target
£300,000
Equity
21.13%
Pre-money valuation
£4,000,000

Freetrade is a platform designed to let users invest in stock markets around the world, with zero commissions or fees. Since its successful raise on Crowdcube last year, the company has gained FCA regulatory cover and are getting ready to open accounts, with over 4,500 members on the waiting list.

  • Backed by Octopus Labs via its accelerator programme
  • Targeting the existing UK retail investments market, worth £1.2 trn
  • Core team boast capital markets backgrounds with KPMG and Lab49
  • Projected revenue run rate of £3.6m within 12 months

Idea

Freetrade is a mobile app designed to let users invest in stock markets around the world, with zero commissions or fees.

We started Freetrade to make investing in the stock market easy and affordable.

In our opinion, stockbrokers in the UK don't serve the next generation of investors. Commissions are expensive, minimums are high and it's complicated to start investing. A 2016 survey showed 46% of Britons would like to invest in equity shares, but don't know how.

Freetrade strives to be different and mobile-first; say goodbye to jargon, complex charts, and account opening forms.

We've eliminated account minimums and will offer fractional shares too. For example, if Apple is trading at $100 you'd still be able to invest just $20.

Our basic service is completely free. Users only pay for extra features, like special accounts.

Progress

Since our Crowdcube SEIS raise in July 2016 (170% overfunded in 12 days), we have obtained FCA regulatory cover as an appointed representative, set up our capital market service providers and developed our first product for beta release.

We won Apps World London, have been backed by Octopus in their accelerator and without any ad spend, we've attracted over 4,500 members to our waiting list.

We are now raising capital to support our first year of operations.

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Risk warning

Investments of this nature carry risks to your capital, including illiquidity, lack of dividends and dilution. Balance risk with a diversified portfolio. Read more. Approved as a financial promotion by Crowdcube Capital Limited, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Investment opportunities are not offers to the public and investors must be eligible Crowdcube members. Further restrictions and Crowdcube's limitation of liability are set out in the Investor Terms and Conditions. Please seek independent advice as required as Crowdcube does not give investment or tax advice.

Freetrade has been given advance assurance by HMRC that the proposed share issue is likely to qualify for Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) tax relief.

Tax relief is available to individuals only, with income tax relief currently set at 30 per cent of the cost of the shares for the tax year in which the investment was made. The tax reliefs can also reduce your Capital Gains Tax bill. Read More.

Availability of tax relief depends on your individual and the company’s ongoing circumstances and applicable law.